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FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES
FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES

FOR RUTH, THE SKY IN LOS ANGELES

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Spector Books
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David Horvitz and Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt are generations apart, but their ideas of art are very closely related. The American artist visited Wolf-Rehfeldt in Berlin while conducting research in 2014 and discovered her 1970s’ 'type-writings' in her archive: graphic works that she had used for her mail art and sent out to the world from East Berlin. Horvitz was instrumental in the rediscovery of Wolf-Rehfeldt’s outstanding work, which was also honoured at documenta 14 (2017). The two have been exchanging ideas ever since they first met, even though the 87-year-old has not worked artistically in the post-GDR period. Horvitz invited her to use a disposable camera to record images of her house and garden and, in return, he photographed his studio in Los Angeles. These snapshots and dialogues, as well as his text-based watercolours—such as For Ruth, the sky in los angeles and For Ruth, the wind to you—which were sent via mail art and often simply addressed to 'Ruth – Berlin', document their ongoing correspondence.

112 pages, 16 x 23 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).